In terms of public safety challenges, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority (MFRA) covers a very diverse area with major industrial, transport and coastal. Based across 23 community fire stations, MFRA have one of the fastest responses in the UK and are committed to attending all life risk incidents within 10 minutes on 90% of occasions.
MFRA awarded the ICT Managed Services contract, covering a comprehensive range of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) defined ICT services. After winning an initial contract in 2001 – as Marconi – Telent successfully retendered for the contract in 2009 and 2016, with additional extensions securing the current contract until 2024. Telent has enhanced ICT services and introduced innovations, yet the cost to MFRA of the telent contract has broadly remained the same since 2006.
Having an ITIL based ICT service catalogue and flexible approach to the contract has ensured that MFRA can easily change the services it receives, depending on its needs at the time and the latest technological advances. This has ensured MFRA can effortlessly meet new technological requirements in an extremely cost-effective way.